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Third International Chronic Prostatitis Network Transrectal Thermotherapy of Chronic Prostatitis

H. Ljungnér
Assistant Professor and Private Practitioner

Halmstad Sweden

Transrectal thermotherapy (TRT) is an effective way to improve prostatitis of a chronic nature. Its mode of action is not clear but probably works to increase the local blood flow through the prostatic gland and pelvic muscle area. During Jan. 1990 to Dec. 1999, 2685 men (age 16-61 years) were treated at least two times (range 3-119 treatments). 485 men had to be treated more than two times…

Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy for Nonbacterial Prostatitis: A Randomized Double-Blind Sham Controlled Study Using New Prostatitis Specific Assessment Questionnaires

M. Kaller, L. Faber, N. Bogunovic, D. Horstkotte, W. Burchert, Oliver Lindner

J Urol. 1996 Jun;155(6):1950-4; discussion 1954-5

Ultrasound guided cardiac shock wave therapy (CSWT) is a noninvasive therapeutic option in the treatment of chronic-refractory angina. Clinical trials have shown that CSWT reduces angina symptoms, improves regional systolic function, LV ejection fraction, myocardial perfusion and quality of life parameters. Absolute measurements of myocardial perfusion before and after CSWT have not been performed so far…

Clinical Experience with Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy for Chronic Nonbacterial Prostatitis and Prostatodynia

Choi NG, Soh SH, Yoon TH, Song MH.
HanGang Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea

J Endourol. 1994 Feb;8(1):61-4

Chronic prostatitis and prostatodynia are troublesome disorders that are not responsive to any kind of treatment. Patients with treatment-resistant chronic nonbacterial prostatitis (n=61) or prostatodynia (n=17) for longer than 3 years underwent a single 1-hour session of transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT) using the Prostatron. Complete symptom disappearance was obtained in 23% of patients and a…

Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy for Nonbacterial Prostatitis: A Randomized Double-Blind Sham Controlled Study Using New Prostatitis Specific Assessment Questionnaires

Nickel, J. Curtis; Sorensen, Ron

Journal of Urology (1996)

Purpose: We investigated the effectiveness and durability of transurethral microwave thermotherapy in the treatment of chronic nonbacterial prostatitis using 2 new prostatitis specific assessments in a randomized, double-blind, sham controlled trial.
Materials and Methods: Patients with nonbacterial prostatitis were randomly assigned to receive either transurethral microwave thermotherapy or sham therapy…

Cooled Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy for Intractable Chronic Prostatitis – Results of A Pilot Study After 1 Year

Kastner C, Hochreiter W, Huidobro C, Cabezas J, Miller P.
East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, United Kingdom

Urology. 2004 Dec;64(6):1149-54

Objectives: To evaluate the side effects, tolerability, and efficacy of transurethral microwave thermotherapy with urethral cooling (cooled TUMT) for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome in a prospective feasibility trial. Cooled TUMT, using the Targis system from Urologix, is an established treatment option for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with minimal side effects…

Transrectal Microwave Hyperthermia in the Treatment of Chronic Prostatitis

Sokolov AV

Urologiia. 2003 Sep-Oct;(5):20-6

The efficacy of transrectal microwave hyperthermia (TMH) was investigated in 124 patients aged 20 to 55 years. Of them, 75 (60.5%) patients had chronic noninfectious and 49 (39.5%) patients infectious prostatitis. In addition to standard pre- and posttreatment examinations the following tests were made: bacteriological and biochemical tests of prostatic secretion, uroflowmetry, transrectal color…

Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome in Elderly Men: Toward Better Understanding and Treatment

Pontari MA.
Dept. of Urology, Temple University School of Medicine,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Drugs Aging. 2003;20(15):1111-25

Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is the most common of the prostatitis syndromes. It is characterised by pelvic pain, with or without voiding symptoms. CP/CPPS accounts for 2 million office visits in the US alone. Recent epidemiological studies have shown that CP/CPPS can affect men at any age, including those in their 80s. The aetiology is unknown but proposals include infectious…

Treatment of External RF Hyperthermia Combining with Alpha 1-Adrenergic Receptor Blocker for Patients with Prostatodynia and Chronic Non-Bacterial Prostatitis

Wang J, Li J, Lu R, Wang JM.
Department of Urology, People’s First Hospital of Yuxi, Yuxi,
Yunnan, China

Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue. 2002;8(1):48-50

Objectives: To evaluate a new effective treatment for prostatodynia (PD) and chronic non-bacterial prostatitis (CNP).
Methods: One hundred and thirty-six patients suffered from PD or CNP were divided randomly into experiment group (n=76), which were treated with external RF hyperthermia (ERFH) combining with alpha 1-adrenergic receptor blocker…

Interventions for Chronic Abacterial Prostatitis

McNaughton C, Mac Donald R, Wilt T.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Drugs Aging. 2003;20(15):1111-25

Background: Chronic abacterial prostatitis is a common disabling but enigmatic condition with a symptom complex of pelvic area pain and lower urinary tract symptoms. The scope of treatments recommended for chronic abacterial prostatitis is a testament to how little is known about what causes the condition and how to treat it. As a result, chronic abacterial prostatitis often causes physician frustration…

Efficacy of Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy in the Treatment of Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Prof. Lucan,

EAU Congress 2006, Paris, France

Introduction and Objective: Chronic prostatitis/ chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a major health care issue (prevalence rate in the general population is estimated to be 5% to 8,8%) with a negative impact in patients’ quality of life. The objective is to determine the efficacy of transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT) in treating patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome…

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